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Pac-12 spring football notebook: Justin Herbert returns to quarterback Oregon Ducks

One Pacific-12 Conference team that doesn’t have a quarterback issue is Oregon, which has Justin Herbert back for his senior season.


Oregon county pays $100K over Blue Lives Matter flag

An Oregon county has agreed to pay $100,000 to a black employee who sued alleging she was harassed after asking that a Blue Lives Matter flag not be displayed in …


Report: Record number of wolves in Oregon

A record number of wolves are roaming Oregon, 20 years after the species returned to the state. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a report released Monday …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 7:12 p.m.

Storm to hit Rockies before forming new ‘bomb cyclone’

Flood, snow, avalanche and fire alerts popped up Monday from Idaho to Colorado, as parts of the U.S. interior that were paralyzed by blizzards and floods last month braced for …


UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Body found in home of man who was an original Mouseketeer

Police in southern Oregon have found a body at the home of a missing man who was an original member of Disney’s “The Mickey Mouse Club.”


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 2:11 p.m.

Oregon OKs 1st statewide mandatory rent control law

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed the nation’s first statewide mandatory rent control measure on Thursday, giving a victory to housing advocates who say skyrocketing rent costs in the economically booming …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 3:36 p.m.

Amtrak train stuck in Oregon for more than a day is moving

Passengers stranded on an Amtrak train for more than a day in a remote and snowed-in part of Oregon said the train was moving again Tuesday after it got stuck …


Winter storm delays school starts in parts of Northwest

Schools in western Oregon delayed start times or closed altogether as another round of winter weather hit parts of the Northwest, producing slick roads and causing flights to be cancelled …


Fifth possible measles case reported in Oregon

Officials in Oregon’s Multnomah County are reporting a fifth possible case of measles. The Oregonian reports four people already diagnosed with measles were exposed to the highly contagious virus from …


Survey: Most Oregon, Washington drivers OK with roundabouts

Most Pacific Northwesterners feel perfectly confident navigating roundabouts, according to a new poll of Oregon and Washington drivers from PEMCO Insurance, it’s just the other guy who needs to learn …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 9:10 p.m.

Oregon set to become first state with mandatory rent controls

Faced with a housing shortage and skyrocketing rents, Oregon is poised to become the first state to impose mandatory rent controls, with a measure establishing tenant protections moving swiftly through …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:21 p.m.

Oregon man who calls for help gets arrested on sex charges

A man who authorities say lured a 13-year-old girl from her Seattle-area home and drove with her into Oregon was arrested when the rental car the two were traveling in …


Police: Man travels to have sex with underage girl

An Oregon man potentially faces a 15-year prison sentence after authorities said he traveled 365 miles to have a sex with a teenage girl.


Oregon’s pioneering craft brewery closing amid sagging sales

BridgePort Brewery, one of Oregon’s oldest craft breweries and a pioneer in the craft beer industry, will stop making its beers immediately and close its brew pub next month.


Officials confirm 3 more measles cases in Multnomah County

Oregon health officials say three more measles cases have been confirmed in Multnomah County, which is home to Portland.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 3:47 p.m.

Oregon photographer drugged, raped young models, authorities say

A professional photographer drugged and sexually assaulted young models or aspiring models he worked with in Oregon and California, federal and state authorities said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 5:38 p.m.

Patients in Northwest measles outbreak traveled to Hawaii

A measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest became more worrisome Wednesday with word that people infected with the extremely contagious viral illness traveled to Hawaii and central Oregon after being …


Ranchers whose case sparked standoff get grazing rights back

Two ranchers who were convicted in 2012 of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon have had their grazing rights restored.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 7:59 p.m.

Oregon rancher uses inflatable dancer to shoo wolves

A rancher in Jackson County who has had gray wolves eat his livestock is now using a lime-green inflatable dancing man to keep the predators at bay.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 1:21 p.m.

Suspect shot inside Oregon middle school, students safe

A suspect was shot Friday after an attack that occurred inside an Oregon middle school but did not injure any students or teachers, police said.


Oregon begins killing sea lions after relocation fails

Oregon wildlife officials have started killing California sea lions that threaten a fragile run of winter steelhead in the Willamette River, a body of water that’s miles inland from the …


Bill by Oregon congressman would regulate weed like alcohol

A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, seeks to regulate marijuana like alcohol.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 9:01 p.m.

Three dead after commercial crabbing vessel capsizes off Oregon

A commercial crabbing boat capsized in rough waters off the Oregon coast, killing the three men aboard and sending a shock wave through a seafaring community already struggling from a …


Environmental groups withdraw from Oregon wolf plan talks

Environmental groups have withdrawn from talks aimed at updating the wolf management plan in Oregon.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 2:52 p.m.

NAACP links earthquake signs in Oregon to white supremacy

A new city policy requiring public signs on brick buildings warning they might collapse in an earthquake is part of a long history of white supremacy aimed at forcing black …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 5:34 p.m.

Pac-12 basketball might be headed for an all-time low in NCAA tournament bids

Those wanting a good West Coast hoops fix the past two months have turned to Gonzaga and Nevada. The Zags won the Maui Invitational. Nevada ran the table in nonconference …


Oregon joins other states allowing roadkill for food

A new law that goes into effect Jan. 1 means people in Oregon will be able to harvest and eat roadkill.


After delay, Dungeness crab season opens on Oregon coast

After a month-long delay, the Dungeness crab season is set to open in Oregon, but industry experts say these appear to be a trend and they hurt coastal communities.


Oregon may consider exporting marijuana to other states

Marijuana could take the next step toward joining pinot noir and craft beer on Oregon’s list of famous exports, under a proposal likely to go before state lawmakers in the …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 6:42 p.m.

Man fled before trial for allegedly killing a teen girl. U.S. prosecutor thinks Saudi Arabia helped him.

Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah was charged with manslaughter in the hit-and-run death of a 15-year-old girl. Then he disappeared.